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Tue, 10 Dec 2002 12:53:18 -0800
Steelers.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released C Jeff Smith.
Sun, 08 Dec 2002 09:03:25 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced CB Chidi Iwuoma, C Jeff Smith, OG Keydrick Vincent, DT Chris Hoke, OT Mathias Nkwenti, LB Justin Kurpeikis and DT Kendrick Clancy as inactive for week 14. Charlie Batch will be the teamís No. 3 QB.
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 11:57:24 -0800
Steelers.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent C Jeff Smith. Smith was in training camp with the Tennessee Titans in 2002 but was released.
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 09:51:32 -0700
The Tennessean reports former Tennessee Titans OL Jeff Smith worked out for the San Diego Chargers earlier this week. They did not sign him.
Tue, 03 Sep 2002 13:39:52 -0700
Titansonline.com reports the Tennessee Titans have released C Jeff Smith.
Fri, 24 May 2002 14:44:04 -0700
Updating previous reports, ESPN.comís Len Pasquarelli reports C Jeff Smithís deal with the Tennessee Titans breaks down as follows: Heíll have a $700,000 base salary in 2002 and did not receive a signing bonus. The team can exercise a $750,000 option next spring and Smithís base salaries for the deal are $655,000 (2003), $900,000 (2004) and $1.1 million (2005). There are roster bonuses of $125,000 each for 2004 and 2005.
Tue, 21 May 2002 10:38:29 -0700
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans C Jeff Smith, who was just recently signed, took part sparingly during the team's Monday workout.
Sun, 19 May 2002 07:35:42 -0700
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans looked at free agent C Bubba Miller before he signed with New Orleans and before they signed Jeff Smith. Titans team doctors checked on Miller's broken ankle and told Miller to come back in a couple of weeks to be re-evaluated. Miller did not want to wait so he signed with the Saints. Miller said he expects to be ready for training camp in July but still has several weeks of rehab left.
Sat, 18 May 2002 10:08:23 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans C Jeff Smith is expected to arrive in town on Sunday evening. If he signs his contract as expected, he would then take part in Monday morning's workouts with the team. The two sides agreed to terms on a four-year deal on Tuesday and it has does not include a signing bonus. He'll have a $700,000 base salary this year.
Fri, 17 May 2002 13:55:06 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Tennessee Titans finally officially added free agent C Jeff Smith (Jaguars) on Friday. He signed a one-year deal with three option years. He's expected to vie for the starting center position. The deal is worth about $1.1 million per year.
Wed, 15 May 2002 13:20:14 -0700
Updating earlier reports, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports C Jeff Smith's agent, Ralph Cindrich, said a deal between Smith and the Tennessee Titans will happen but they are still waiting for the paper work to show up. They've agreed on most of the parameters of the deal, according to Cindrich.
Wed, 15 May 2002 10:31:43 -0700
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent C Jeff Smith (Jaguars) on a three-year deal with an option for a fourth year. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mon, 13 May 2002 20:40:05 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN the Tennessee Titans may wind up signing free agent OL Jeff Smith (Jaguars). The Titans have been looking for an experienced center with the possibility of Bruce Matthews retiring.
Fri, 10 May 2002 10:32:17 -0700
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans visited with free agent C Jeff Smith (Jaguars) on Wednesday. Smith's agent, Ralph Cindrich, said several teams have expressed an interest in him but he'd prefer to play for Tennessee.
Thu, 01 Nov 2001 10:18:24 -0800
Jay Glazer reports for SportsLine.com that the Jacksonville Jaguars have suspended DT Larry Smith for one week's game after he sucker-punched C Jeff Smith on Wednesday. The brawl, which occured in the locker room, reportedly left Smith bleeding profusely and required several stitches to close the gash. It isn't clear if the wound will have any effect on his status for this weekend's game.
Sun, 29 Apr 2001 02:06:49 -0700
Chris Siders reports for the Orlando Sentinel Jacksonville Jaguars OTs Zach Wiegert and Tony Boselli continued their sideline rehab work at Saturday's mini-camp. The offensive line featured rookie Maurice Williams at right tackle, 6-8 and 300-pound Gannon Shepherd at left tackle and an interior of Brad Meester, Jeff Smith and John Wade. WR Emanuel Smith has been making tough catches and showing good quickness off the line so far in mini-camp. Rookie Eric Westmoreland looks like the quickest linebacker in camp.
Sat, 28 Apr 2001 01:11:00 -0700
The Times-Union reports 46-of-89 players at the Jacksonville Jaguars mini-camp on Friday were new to the team since last season. In addition to the new players, some old players lined up in new positions. OL Jeff Smith and John Wade worked at both center and guard, and Hardy Nickerson and T. J. Slaughter worked at inside linebacker and weak side linebacker. Rookie Maurice Williams worked with the first team offense at right tackle because Zach Wiegert is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery.
Fri, 27 Apr 2001 02:46:02 -0700
John Oehser reports for the Times-Union that Jacksonville Jaguars OL Jeff Smith and OL John Wade will be competing for the starting job at center this year but will both be worked at the guard position during this weekend's mini-camp. OL Zach Wiegert (knee) will be able to take part in the mini-camp on a limited basis. Wiegert could be used at right tackle this year or the team may elect to go with rookie Maurice Williams.
Fri, 27 Apr 2001 01:38:43 -0700
The Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars DT Seth Payne is not ready to give up his starting position without a fight. He'll have to fend off the team's No. 1 draft pick, DT Marcus Stroud. C Jeff Smith will attend his first Jaguars mini-camp beginning today. He is surprised he is back in Jacksonville given the team's salary cap issues this off-season. RB Fred Taylor said he is healthy entering mini-camp, and opted against off-season wrist surgery. WR Jimmy Smith stopped by to say hello to his teammates. He will miss the minicamp and is undergoing rehabilitation at home. Although team officials are concerned about Smith's future, he said he will return for next season.
Tue, 17 Apr 2001 00:41:00 -0700
The Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars draft board eased up a little bit with the re-signing of C Jeff Smith. Coach Tom Coughlin stated that guard is a priority area for the team early in the draft, but noted that the team wasn't keying in on one in the first-round. The team is preparing for the draft as if LB Kevin Hardy will be part of their defense this year. In other news, the team recently worked out OG Ryan Diem (Northern Illinois), who is projected to go in the later rounds of the draft. Punter is another position the team is pondering during the draft. Nick Harris (California), Kevin Stemke (Wisconsin) and David Leaverton (Tennessee) could all be potential candidates but the team could hold off until after the draft and sign an undrafted player.
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 17:16:01 -0700
As an update to previous reports, SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have reached a contract with free agent C Jeff Smith on a one-year deal. By re-signing with the team to only a one-year deal, Smith will be able to become an unrestricted free agent next season. The deal is believed to be worth around $750,000.
Sat, 14 Apr 2001 01:44:32 -0700
The Florida Times-Union reports talks remained at a standstill with free agent C Jeff Smith on Friday for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team is still trying to re-sign him and have been negotiating with him most of the week. The team expects to know whether or not he'll re-sign by next weekend's NFL Draft.
Fri, 13 Apr 2001 00:27:19 -0700
According to the Times-Union, the Jacksonville Jaguars expect a resolution to C Jeff Smith's contract situation soon. The team likely will take the same hard-line approach it used with OT Todd Fordham. Fordham was offered around the league minimum, he then asked for more and the Jaguars refused so he signed with Denver. Several players, including OT Tony Boselli and QB Mark Brunell, were upset when Fordham left. Owner Wayne Weaver said the team expects Zach Wiegert to be the starting right tackle next season. The team may also look for an offensive lineman in the first round of the NFL Draft. The NFL schedule makers challenged the Jaguars with a three-game road stretch, playing at Cincinnati on December 9, at Cleveland on December 16 and at Minnesota on December 23. Only two teams had winning records on a three-game road swing last season in seven tries.
Wed, 04 Apr 2001 01:19:29 -0700
The Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed FB Kevin Clemens and CB Evan Hlavacek to undisclosed contracts. Both players had been cut March 1 to get the Jaguars under the salary cap. As a follow up to a March 25 report, the team announced it has officially signed P Aron Langley to an undisclosed contract. As previously reported he had agreed to terms on March 25, but the team needed cap space to officially sign him. The Jaguars are negotiating with C Jeff Smith and OT Todd Fordham, although little progress has been made. In other team news, the Jaguars yesterday agreed to a three-year deal making WJXT, the local CBS affiliate, the team's official station, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver said yesterday.
Tue, 03 Apr 2001 00:17:49 -0700
The Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars players came to the defense of QB Mark Brunell on Monday regarding his contract situation. OT Tony Boselli said the fans need to know the whole situation before criticizing Brunell for being greedy, selfish and worse. His teammates respect the fact Brunell settled for less money and that he restructured his contract to help out. Boselli and WR Keenan McCardell said no Jaguars players, those with the team or those released, resent Brunell. In other news, agent Ralph Cindrich said he and the Jaguars likely will begin serious negotiations soon on a contract for his client, C Jeff Smith. Cindrich said Smith also is talking with one other team but that he would like to return to the Jaguars.
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 19:47:53 -0800
According to the team's official site, QB Mark Brunell will receive his $8 million signing bonus in two payments, $4 million will be paid now and $4 million will be paid during the 2001 season. Brunell's new contract affords the Jaguars a $2.5 million cap savings this year. The Jaguars are expected to use that savings on re-signing either C Jeff Smith or OT Todd Fordham, or both.
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 00:53:59 -0800
The Times-Union reports agent Ralph Cindrich said the Jaguars are still interested in re-signing C Jeff Smith. The team needs to complete a new deal with QB Mark Brunell to free up needed cap space. Cindrich said he is negotiating on behalf of Smith with one other team that also is short on cap space. As far as Brunell goes, owner Wayne Weaver skipped the NFL meetings to stay in Jacksonville to focus on negotiations for a contract extension for Brunell. Asked if a deal was close, agent David Dunn said, "I don't know." Weaver and SVP of Football Operations Michael Huyghue said trading Brunell is not in the team's current plans. The sides are close in principle on the first four years of the deal, but not on issues such as bonus, guaranteed money early in the contract and money in the late years.
Sun, 18 Mar 2001 01:22:09 -0800
The Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars could possibly look at a QB in the NFL Draft, especially if they don't re-sign No. 2 QB Jamie Martin. Reportedly, Florida QB Jesse Palmer is a possibility. OT Tony Boselli is rehabbing from ankle surgery he underwent six and a half weeks ago. He said he will participate in the off-season workout program, but he isn't expected to be full-speed before the late April mini-camp. The team's off-season workout program will begin Tuesday with 41 players on the roster. Nothing new to report on the contract negotiations for QB Mark Brunell and LB Kevin Hardy. The team still wants to re-sign OT Todd Fordham and C Jeff Smith.
Fri, 09 Mar 2001 01:39:56 -0800
The Times-Union reports talks on a new contract for QB Mark Brunell started up again on Thursday. Brunell said he agreed with comments Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver made that the new Drew Bledsoe contract should speed up his contract talks. The team is still hopeful of re-signing some of their own free agents. The key to getting players signed is the Brunell deal and the cap space it will free up. The team contacted the agent for C Jeff Smith about him re-signing with the team. Agent Ralph Cindrich said Smith is also talking to two other undisclosed teams. TE Rich Griffith, LB Brant Boyer, OT Todd Fordham and OT Leon Searcy are other players the team would like to re-sign, but all are in some form of discussion or at a minimum visiting with other teams.
Sat, 03 Feb 2001 10:40:33 -0800
According to the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin isn't worried about speculation the team won't be able to get under the cap. He remains optimistic the players will be helpful and rework their contracts in order for the team to retain most of it's roster and be able to re-sign some of their ow free agents. OT Todd Fordham, C Jeff Smith and S Mike Logan are all players the team would like to re-sign. "I'm saying Mark Brunell will be done," stated Coughlin.
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 15:16:29 -0800
The Florida Times-Union reports Jaguars RB Fred Taylor (bruise above knee) was limited somewhat during Thursday's practice but did work with the first team offense, which is an indication he'll continue in the starting lineup this weekend. Taylor said he's continuing to improve. DT Larry Smith (knee) took part in individual drills while C Jeff Smith (knee) also practiced with the first-team during the early portions of practice.
Tue, 05 Dec 2000 12:39:24 -0800
The Florida Times-Union reports X-rays on QB Mark Brunell's non-throwing shoulder were negative and revealed no serious injury. Head coach Tom Coughlin stated C Jeff Smith's knee injury is simply a hyperextension. He was able to return to the game. CB Fernando Bryant (ankle) may be gone for the remainder of the year with a high ankle sprain, which had some swelling on Monday. High ankle sprains typically take 3-6 weeks to recover.
Mon, 04 Dec 2000 14:30:47 -0800
The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars C Jeff Smith (knee) twisted his right knee in yesterday's win over the Cleveland Browns. However, he was able to return.
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 14:25:00 -0700
KcChiefs.com reports that to free up some cap money to officially sign OL Jeff Smith, the Chiefs released DB Vashone Adams.
Mon, 10 May 1999 20:50:00 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Free Agent fullback Ron Janes of Missouri signed a two-year contract with the Chiefs on Monday and joined the club for its workout. He's a former Cardinals and Jaguars player. The Chiefs also re-signed OL Jeff Smith to a one-year, $429,000 contract.